THOUGHTS & MUSINGS ON POLITICS & THE UNIVERSE

A BLOG BY SHANNON FISHER

Donald Trump’s Leadership Strategy: Malign. Divide. Deflect. Conquer. Repeat.

The safeguards put into place by the United States Constitution to prevent absolute power in the hands of the Executive Branch are being threatened.

May 10, 2017 · 2 Comments

The sentencing of Brock Turner is the best thing that could have happened to the anti-rape movement!

The ultra-light sentencing of 20-year-old perpetrator, Brock Turner, has gripped the nation. Persistent media coverage has sparked nationwide outrage and ire. Our faith in the justice system has been tested, but there were some definite successes in the handling of this sexual assault case, and those should not go without comment. In that vein, the case’s failures could be equally helpful to reducing sexual assault in the endgame.

June 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Crisis Point: Former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Trent Lott on Partisan Gridlock in Washington

I recently had the pleasure of hosting former co-Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Trent Lott to discuss their new co-authored book, Crisis Point.

March 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

A Discrepancy of Reasoning: Conflicting Political Ideologies Applied to Syrian Refugee Debate

The Syrian refugee debate demonstrates how Republicans and Democrats sometimes apply conflicting reasoning to political issues.

November 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fair Trade: What it is and why you should care.

“Fair Trade” is just starting to become a recognized term in America, thanks largely to the American public’s growing interest in the global economy and global human rights issues.

November 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

What If We Stopped Projecting Gender Expectations on Our Children?

Girls and boys are inundated with society’s not-so-subtle gender expectations from the time an obstetrician smacks their tucchus in the delivery room.

August 14, 2015 · Leave a comment